7 days - Québec to Forillon


Day 1

Québec is under attack! Mysteries and challenges await on the ramparts of the Fortifications of Québec. Accept the Fort’s Mission to save the colony or search for the enchanted bracelet or magic sword while participating in The Legend of the Talking Walls activity. Enjoy your picnic while admiring this UNESCO world heritage jewel. In the afternoon, armed with shovels and trowels, dig up the soil to unearth artifacts relating the lifestyle of the Saint-Louis Forts and Château. Don’t forget to take a family photo next to a canon, with the famous Château Frontenac in the background!

Family enjoying an activity.
Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

Day 2

Québec to Rimouski, 315 km

Depart for Rimouski! Visit the Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse, one of the tallest in Canada. Then, at the Empress of Ireland Museum, discover the tragic story of a shipwreck. Continue your journey to Forillon National Park, 370 km.

Tonight, in your oTENTik tent, let yourself be lulled to sleep by the sound of whales and waves.

Family in front of the lighthouse.
Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site

Day 3

Already up? Whether on a cruise or in a kayak, Gaspé Bay provides the ideal setting for marine encounters. Will you get the chance to spot one of our seven species of whales?

Visitors on a boat watching a whale
Forillon National Park

Day 4

Dive into the 1920s! Check out the Hyman & Sons general store and the Dolbel-Roberts house— buildings that have been at Grande-Grave for more than a hundred years. Take the time to visit the little yellow house that belonged to the welcoming and entertaining Blanchette family!

Two people in period costume standing in front of a cottage.
Forillon National Park

Day 5

Gaspé to Percé, 70 km

Travel to “Land’s End” on foot or by bike. Continue your tour and stop at Percé to admire the famous rock.

Children hiking a coastal trail.
Forillon National Park

Day 6

Percé to Pointe-à-la-Croix, 245 km

On the way back, discover the battle that sealed the fate of New France at the Battle of the Restigouche.

Continue driving toward Berthier-sur-Mer, 455 km.
A family looking at a model ship.
Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site

Day 7

Berthier-sur-Mer to Québec, 70 km

Take a boat ride to explore Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial. Follow in the footsteps of those immigrants who made the long voyage across the Atlantic and live their arrival experience with Nurse Sarah Wade’s Medical Examination.

Visitors practicing self-examination with an interpreter dressed as a period nurse.
Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site